By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
The intriguing invitation said, “You are cordially invited to play Las Vegas: The Game inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Join us for an exclusive tour of the newest nightlife experience in Las Vegas, where fiction blurs into reality with revelry, bewilderment and pure entertainment!”
The enticing invitation promised so much yet held the secret of what was going to happen on the tour. How could anyone resist this invitation? I first heard the expression from the mystery-thriller film “The Game” (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Michael portrayed the wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton who received an invitation to play the game.
Las Vegas: The Game becomes more than just a luxury VIP party bus tour of local night spots. The Game takes many mysterious elements and adds them to the tour. For the first time, passengers experience a reality show happening right in front of them. The clever interactive shticks keep everyone watching for the next surprise.
Similar to a Mystery Dinner Theater, the actors/actresses are passengers sitting around you during the tour. Our first stop, the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s Vesper Lounge was the meeting place for the Las Vegas: The Game tour. Walking up to the Vesper Lounge, the crystal chandelier suddenly attracted attention.
The mirrored tiles and crystals glittered reminiscent of early Las Vegas lounges. Enormous pillars provided an Italian influence. Romantic yet sophisticated, the private section was perfect for meeting each other as the waitress brought complimentary drinks. Our group spent 45 minutes here before embarking on the tour. Las Vegas: The Game offered so much, this review must be continued.
Justin Oswald, The Game Director, created several interesting situations. You are suddenly a part of the plot. Justin explained, “This is a production company specializing in multiple nightlife experiences designed to prank you and your friends.” Justin hopes his original concept becomes a popular new way to tour Las Vegas night spots.
Passengers enjoy drinks at stops on the tour along with drinks and fun on the bus. Surprise your wife, husband, friend, family member or group with an unforgettable evening. This would make a birthday or anniversary present for an unsuspecting person.
The Game could be customized as the actors/actresses change their plots to suit any situation with advance arrangements. Join the fun during the Las Vegas: The Game three hour scripted show with the VIP party bus tour. It stands-out from all of the regular bus tours. For information, call (702)-WISEGUY. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas located at 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, on the Las Vegas strip. www.lasvegasthegame.comhttp://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/ http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/lounges-and-bars/vesper-bar.aspx
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